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CMU’s One Liners: BMG, Mobile Roadie, Frank Ocean, more

By and | Published on Monday 4 July 2016


Other notable announcements and developments today…

• BMG has acquired New York rock label The End Records. “I have been very impressed with BMG and its amazing team”, says founder Andreas Katsambas. “It is clear we share the same vision for artists and label partners. This is the start of a great relationship”.

• Remember music app maker Mobile Roadie? Go on, you do. Well, it was bought by a company called Intellectsoft last year and now has a new CEO and CTO: Gino Padua and Vova Soroka respectively.

• Ah, government. Do you remember when we used to have government? I actually prefer the soap opera that we brought in to replace government here in the UK – even if it’s not particularly realistic – but London, it seems, still has some government. Mayor Sadiq Khan has appointed Justine Simmons to be his Deputy Mayor For Culture & Creative Industries. London has a great creative industry, of course, including the comedy writers behind the aforementioned new sitcom ‘Westminster’, which has already picked up a global following.

• Frank Ocean has published an image on his website that may be an indication that his new album, ‘Boys Don’t Cry’, is coming out this month. Though it does also serve as a reminder that he previously implied that it would come out last July, so who knows?

• Scott Walker is releasing a new album, his soundtrack to new Robert Pattinson-starring film ‘The Childhood Of A Leader’, on 19 Aug. Here’s 46 seconds of it.

• Jamie XX has made a second video for ‘Gosh’, taken from his ‘In Colour’ album.

• Whoa, check out this new track The Bug’s done with D Double E. It’s out on 5 Aug, backed with a collaboration with Riko Dan.

• Clams Casino is finally releasing his debut album, ’32 Levels’, on 15 Jul. So that’s exciting. Here’s Kelela collaboration ‘A Breath Away’. He’ll be playing Village Underground in London on 11 Aug.

• The comeback of the year continues, here’s new Stooshe.

‘New Friends’ by RABBII has a video now.

• Sofi Tukker have made a video for ‘Drinkee’. Their debut EP, ‘Soft Animals’, is out this Friday.

• Frances has released a new single, ‘Say It Again’. Frances has released a new single, ‘Say It Again’.

• Shura will be playing her biggest headline show ever at The Forum in London on 7 Dec.

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